A Door from Scratch

Part of my children’s homework each night is reading aloud. Our current read is Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. As a kid, I too had to read the books from this series but I had forgotten all about the third book, when Pa actually begins constructing a home for their life on the prairie. When we came upon this chapter in the book called, “Two Stout Doors,” it had renewed interest for me.

Make Your Home BOOtastic this Fall

There is a chill in the air and frost on the ground which can only mean one thing – Fall is here. And with that it’s time to get your home ready for Halloween. Halloween is one of those holidays for which you should go all at. All the neighborhood kids will be out in their costumes make sure your house is one to remember.

What is Oktoberfest?

Bayer Built Woodworks comes from a community and area strong in German heritage and as such Oktoberfest is a well-known celebration around our campus. However, do we all really know what Oktoberfest is?

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and the perfect time to make sure that you, your family, and your home are ready to face safety or weather emergencies. Household preparedness goes beyond having an emergency kit but also includes knowing what to do, where to go, and who to call in the case of an emergency. Below are some tips from the National Safety Council’s website regarding making sure you and your family are prepared to face whatever may come your way.

8 Smartphone Apps You Should Check Out

Today’s devices not only make us more accessible, but if used correctly can help to make our work for more efficient as well. With that notion in mind here are 8 smartphone apps (available on both Android and iPhone devices) that we recommend you check out. Some are specifically designed for those in our industry; others will just help you to keep things organized.

Fall Checklist

The leaves are starting to change and fall is coming, which means it is time to think about fall home maintenance. A little checkup now can make a big difference over the winter, so take the long weekend and make sure that your house is ready for the change of seasons.

Local Lumber Showrooms

When shopping for your home we know how important it is to touch and feel the product that you are contemplating buying. We work hard with our dealers to keep their showrooms and displays current with a wide variety of different styles, species, colors, textures and more – so you don’t have imagine what it’ll look like you can actually see it up close.

Why Shop Local?

We are faced with the dilemma everyday – buy from the big box store or from the local guy down the street? The big box store might be able to offer you a discount up front, but are you really getting the better deal in the long run?